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Mother and Child Facing Yellow Butterfly

Gilbert Atencio

About The Mother and Child Facing Yellow Butterfly

Stylized plants, bird and butterfly all balance with the artist's realistic drawing of a woman carrying her child on her back, holding a basket, wearing an embroidered sash and jewelry. The responsibilities of motherhood are emphasized, as she is wearing a white apron tied just below the traditional sash.

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Stylized plants, bird and butterfly all balance with the artist's realistic drawing of a woman carrying her child on her back, holding a basket, wearing an embroidered sash and jewelry. The responsibilities of motherhood are emphasized, as she is wearing a white apron tied just below the traditional sash.

About the Artist

(1930-1995) Gilbert Atencio was born in Colorado and raised at San Ildefonso pueblo in New Mexico, before going to high school in Santa Fe. He is a nephew of the renowned potter, Maria Martinez. In addition to being a painter, Atencio also applied his abilities to being a medical and technical illustrator.

His work is in major collections including at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, the School of American Research in Santa Fe, the Philbrook Art Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Institute of American Indian Art and the Museum of Northern Arizona.

Gilbert Atencio is cited in Southwest Indian Painting by Tanner, American Indian Painting by Dunn, Pueblo Indian Painting by Brody, Biographical Directory of American Indian Painters by Lester, When the Rainbow Touches Down by Seymour, American Indian Painters A Biographical Directory by Snodgrass and the Biographical Directory of American Indian Painters by Lester.

Medium Gouache on paper (Opaque watercolor)
Sight size 9 3/4" height X 7 3/4" width
Paper size 10 1/2" height X 8 1/2" width
Signed Gilbert-Atencio at viewer's lower left
Date of creation Circa 1955-1960
Condition Excellent, painting has been de-acidified. Light staining overall lends slight yellowing to paper.
Provenance Consigned by an Arizona rancher with truly wonderful art!
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